Leading UK building products manufacturer Glidevale Protect has announced it has entered into a long-term Supplier Agreement with Countryside Timber Frame, a division of Countryside Partnerships.
The agreement will see Glidevale Protect supplying specialist construction wall membranes for use across Countryside Timber Frame’s three UK timber frame manufacturing sites, located in the North West and East Midlands. The manufacturing facilities produce both open and closed panel systems for use across Countryside Partnerships’ new housing developments and social housing collaborations across northern and central England.
The formal supplier agreement will strengthen Glidevale Protect’s successful working relationship with Countryside Timber Frame which has seen the two companies collaborate on a range of projects over the last 16 years. Already a tried and trusted solution, Glidevale Protect will supply its low emissivity, reflective membranes, namely the insulating Protect TF200 Thermo external wall breather membrane as well as Protect VC Foil Ultra, the air and vapour control layer. This combination of wall membranes will help to improve energy efficiency, increase airtightness and manage condensation risk to support Countryside Timber Frame in creating healthy and sustainable homes.
Glidevale Protect is a subsidiary of Building Product Design Ltd, one the UK’s leading forces in the development of building ventilation solutions and specialist building products. Building Product Design Ltd, which is well known for its commitment to building healthy solutions, is itself part of Wienerberger PLC, a leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping products for new build and renovation projects. As well as benefitting from a strong heritage, Glidevale Protect also shares its parent company’s commitment to sustainable and innovative product design and development.
Glidevale Protect’s specialist product solutions with market leading aged thermal resistance have been developed to support the ‘fabric first’ approach to housebuilding and help ensure compliance with the necessary Building Regulations, including the recent updates to Part L and the onward journey to the Future Homes Standard in 2025.
Graham Cleland, managing director at Countryside Timber Frame commented: “Supply chain collaboration is a vital part of our plan to build homes that are not only of exceptionally high quality but also have energy efficiency at their heart with a low-carbon footprint. Our investment in our timber frame manufacturing capabilities is helping us achieve this aim and as we embrace more modern methods of construction, we need to ensure that our supply chain partners not only have the best product solutions but also share our values.”
“Glidevale Protect is a trusted partner with a clear commitment to developing solutions not only to help deliver more energy efficient and sustainable buildings but also to add value to our factory manufacturing process, with a product and service offering that meets our needs. We look forward to continuing our work with Glidevale Protect and to demonstrate the benefits timber frame construction can bring to housebuilding.”
Ben Gerry, commercial director at Building Product Design, Glidevale Protect’s parent company, added: “A housebuilder working together within the supply chain is key to unlocking best practice and we are delighted to strengthen our existing relationship with Countryside Timber Frame by embarking on a new, long-term formal supplier agreement. As well as developing our product range, we are also building on our expertise in the offsite construction market and we are excited to collaborate with one of the biggest names in housebuilding”.